Connecting European Neuroscience

Technician in Oxford/UK

08 June 2018

Technician in Oxford/UK

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Applications are invited to join a multidisciplinary team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU). We seek a Research Technician to work as part of an exciting new collaboration at the interface between academia and industry. This Research Technician will provide specialist technical support and conduct original research as part of a project that is designed to elucidate the function/dysfunction of vulnerable neurons in rodent models of neurodegenerative disorders, with a focus on experimental Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to having a B.Sc. or equivalent qualification in a relevant area of biological research, candidates should have a track record in laboratory technician work and/or research experience in the field of neuroscience. The post holder will be required to assist with experiments in rodents, and to facilitate the daily running of the host laboratory. Candidates are expected to be able to work as part of a group and independently, and to have excellent communication and time-management skills.

The post holder will be part of the Group led by Professor Peter Magill at the MRC BNDU. The Group uses a transdisciplinary approach to elucidate the organisation of basal ganglia circuits, employing innovative electrophysiological, anatomical, electrochemical, behavioural and genetics-based techniques.

This is a full-time fixed-term post of 24 months in the first instance, with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible. This post is a University Grade 6 (06S) position with a starting salary of between £29,098 and £33,518 per annum. The postholder will be contractually required to undertake business critical work outside of core working days for the equivalent of 2 days per month.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Magill (

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system (, using Vacancy ID 135275.

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Closing date:
Contract length:
24 months, with possibility of extension.
University of Oxford
MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit

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Peter Magill
MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TH, United Kingdom.

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